Tyler Arnold focuses his practice on all matters relevant to the maritime industry, representing towing companies, shippers, and P&I clubs. His litigation experience includes representation of vessel owners in Jones Act and maintenance and cure actions, P&I investigations in response to onboard incidents, interaction with the U.S. Coast Guard during environmental incident investigations, and enforcement of maritime liens through Rule B attachments and Rule C arrests. He has also drafted time charters, tendering services agreements, and maritime employment contracts.
Tyler was named one of Washington’s Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016. He has also co-authored an article in the Maritime Law Review published by the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. on maritime arrest and attachment. During law school, he worked as a research assistant to Professor Steve Calandrillo, assisting with an article examining Supreme Court jurisprudence on punitive damages from a law and economics perspective, Penalizing Punitive Damages: Why the Supreme Court Needs a Lesson in Law and Economics, 78 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 774 (2010).
- Associate Member, The Maritime Law Association of the United States, 2011 - present
Won summary judgment on multiple breach of contract cases involving failure to repay commercial loans.
Successfully arrested a vessel and recovered a maritime creditor’s claim
Assisted stevedoring company in recovering unpaid invoices against a Korean shipping line in Korean receivership proceedings.
Successfully defended vessel owner in a Jones Act negligence, unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure claim in arbitration, obtaining a complete defense decision and zero award.
Won summary judgment in favor of a vessel owner against a maritime lien claim brought by an alleged third party fuel supplier in the fallout from the OW Bunker collapse.
Defended multiple Jones Act personal injury and maintenance and cure actions, reaching favorable settlements well below the plaintiff’s initial demand.
News & Insights
- Pacific Maritime Magazine, August, 2016
- GSB Press Release, 7.11.16
- Washington, 2010
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2011
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2010
- Order of the Coif
- Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Washington Law Review
University of Washington, B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, 2004
Honors | Recognitions
- Named by peers as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016